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While modern graphics processing units, including integrated graphics processors, support 4K resolutions, not all graphics cards and mainboards can actually output such high resolutions since they need a special output configurations. Gigabyte Technology this week demonstrated how its mainboards with two independent Thunderbolt connectors can support output with 4K resolution.

Modern 4K monitors and HDTVs use multiple signal inputs to transfer vast amounts of visual data from graphics processors, which is why two outputs are needed to support resolutions like 4096*2160 or 3840*2160. As the first motherboards to be certified by Intel featuring dual Thunderbolt ports, Gigabyte’s TH models offer up to 10Gb/s data transfer speed and one DisplayPort 1.1 (with support for 2K resolutions from each port) stream per port, which results in 4K resolution support by two ports.

Testing was successfully carried out at Gigabyte’s regional facility in Tokyo, Japan with the Eizo FDH3601 high resolution (4096*2160) color monitor that is designed for air traffic control and geophysical services. The setup was based on Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H TH mainboard with latest official BIOS (F5 BIOS), Intel Core i7 3770K with HD4000 graphics, Windows 8 operating system with default drivers as well as two mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapters.


“Desktop PC motherboards are all about cutting edge features, performance, and upgradeability, and this is why Gigabyte was the first motherboard company to adopt dual Thunderbolt ports instead of the single port option. When combined with other innovative products, such as Eizo’s 4K resolution FDH3601 monitor, Gigabyte Thunderbolt motherboard users can enjoy next generation display options with their existing platform, without having to wait for future 4K resolution standards,” said Tim Handley, deputy director of motherboard marketing at Gigabyte.

Tags: Gigabyte, Thunderbolt, 4K, UHDTV, UHD, Intel


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Now play Space Invaders and Pong in 4k resolution with Intel wonder graphics. A new Windows 8 Metro Modern UI Funky Style BSOD will never have looked so amazingly frustrating in this detail.

2 2 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/22/12 04:38:50 AM]
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:Grin: linuxlowdown, you really are a bit of a Luddite when it comes to Intel, which if you are related to the site or even just aspire to be a linux advocate like them

"Lowdown on Linux! Our purpose here is to give you some frank, clear, unbiased facts that will hopefully guide you in making an informed decision"

then Obviously Intel are/should be your best choice as the most prolific Open source Provider for a very long time now... so your anti Intel stance is all the more ODD given the name you choose to use here.

as for "Now play Space Invaders and Pong in 4k resolution" indeed, it totally goes over you head that in fact if someone where to remake a current day 4k resolution of these games then they would be potential very good in the gfx department OC.

but best of all ,intended or not Anton [and whoever added the UHD tag's] gave you obvious clues where he states

"the Eizo FDH3601 high resolution (4096*2160) color monitor that is designed for air traffic control and geophysical services."

as in its main focus is not super HD gaming but rather the start of super HD Video

not the lowest 2K or even 4K UHD "4K Ultra-high-definition", Four times the resolution of 1080p, 3840×2160 (8294k).

but currently listed as "4K DLP Cinema Technology", Digital Film Projection. The current 2012 standard in digital cinema,4096×2160 (8847k).

and (in case its not clear to you or Anton etc yet, as it is messy right now, as they add even more ratio's etc besides industry standard 16:9) depending on the PR naming point "Super Hi-Vision" and/or Ultra high-definition 8K resolution on mass by 2020, 8 years from now.

"(4320p)4K UHDTV (2160p) has a resolution of 3840 × 2160 (8.3 megapixels).

8K UHDTV (4320p) has a resolution of 7680 × 4320 (33.2 megapixels), 16 times the number of pixels of current 1080p HDTV, which brings it to roughly the detail level of 15/70mm IMAX.

NHK [the inventor's in partnership with the BBC] advocates the 8K UHDTV format with 22.2 surround sound as Super Hi-Vision."

whatever you call Real 4K its here today, you know like all the many semi pro Video people actually buy and use like the RED 4K/5K video cam's and others... in combination with the OSS x264 encoder etc to make 4K video TODAY.
1 1 [Posted by: sanity  | Date: 11/22/12 02:17:33 PM]


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